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Miles Weinberger, MD
Dr. Weinberger is Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Pediatric Allergy & Pulmonary Division and the Cystic Fibrosis Center. He is trained and Board Certified in both Allergy & Clinical Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology.
He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He received pediatric training at the University of California in San Francisco.Dr. Weinberger has authored over 170 manuscript publications, 30 book chapters and monographs, and a book entitled Managing Asthma. He has been an invited speaker more than 300 times throughout the United States and in 19 foreign countries. He has authored editorial commentaries on the subject of U.S. health care in the Des Moines Register and the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
Jess Fiedorowicz, MD
Dr. Fiedorowicz is a board-certified psychiatrist and clinical investigator.
He is a graduate of Marquette University and obtained and M.D. with Honors in Research from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then completed a transitional year internship at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI followed by a psychiatry residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as a chief resident. He concluded a fellowship in the clinical neurobiology at the University of Iowa, where he has also received a master’s degree in clinical investigation. His work focuses on excess mortality in mental illness with a focus on suicide and vascular disease.
Local Unions Endorsing HR676
- Hawkeye Labor Council, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Southern Iowa Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Iowa State News
By Beth Woodruff | Iowa State Daily
Not only is a federally funded single-payer system working in other countries, but after Bernie Sanders brought the idea to America's attention, a majority of citizens see hope in swapping health care systems. A Gallup poll in 2016 found that 58 percent of Americans were in favor of ditching the current ACA system with a single-payer medical system.
By David Drake, D.O. | The Iowa Psychiatrist
From a Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) poster board its booth at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting: This is what we could have in the USA if we had single payer
By David E. Drake, D.O. | The Des Moines Register
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has stated: "There is one major country on Earth that does not guarantee health care as a right for all. There is one major country on Earth that spends twice as much per capita on health care as almost any other. There is one major country on Earth where private insurance companies and drug companies earn huge profits. Guess which country."
By Neil Shulman, M.D., and Jack Bernard | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
It is an inconvenient truth that working people in Iowa and around the nation are suffering physically and financially under our current system. Although Obamacare (and Medicaid expansion) is not the option preferred by the authors, as we state below, it is still much better than what we have right now.
By James Hill and Samuel Levey | Iowa City Press-Citizen, March 22, 2012
Many strong supporters of health care reform who rallied behind Obama’s early efforts now doubt the ACA will halt the inexorable rise in health care cost. Former New England Journal of Medicine editor Arnold Relman asks, “If neither party is proposing effective solutions to the cost crisis and political deadlock in Washington is preventing the consideration of new ideas, are we doomed to witness a slowly collapsing health care system that eventually will provide adequate care only to those who can afford to pay?”
By David E. Drake | Des Moines Register
As a physician I am regularly faced with patients who have inadequate or no health insurance. A person may call my office to discover that their health "insurance" does not cover mental health or they have such a high deductible they can't afford to see me. In both cases my office may refer the person to a clinic with a sliding scale, to the same place where I might refer someone who had no insurance at all.
Wow! The Des Moines Register previously has supported single payer reform, but now they seem to be broadening their position by supporting a publicly owned and operated national health service - socialized medicine! Not only should everyone be covered by a universal, taxpayer-financed risk pool, but that pool should be used to pay for integrated health care - a system "just like VA health care."
Des Moines Register
Dr. Jess Fiedorowicz, a University of Iowa psychiatrist: He was not won over. Fiedorowicz favors a single-payer health care system, in which government insurance would cover everyone.
By JESS FIEDOROWICZ | Des Moines Register
The disclosure and management of conflict of interests is indeed an important concern for those with an ethical and fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of others. Physicians have a responsibility to act in the best interests of their patients. Elected officials have a responsibility to act in the best interests of those they represent. We should be pleased Grassley has brought up this very timely, relevant issue.
By Kay Henderson | Reuters
Dr. Jess Fiedorowicz, a psychiatrist at the University of Iowa Hospitals who was with the protest group, told the meeting a majority of Americans support a "single payer" or government-run national health insurance program. "Can we put it on the table for discussion?" Fiedorowicz asked Nancy-Ann De Parle, director of the White House Office on Health Reform.